Pan-African Creative Exchange (PACE) Entangle 2020

pace 2020

The Pan-African Creative Exchange (PACE) is holding its 2020 biennial from 25 to 29 August. PACE is an initiative of the Vrystaat Arts Festival, it is a four day, biennial arts market/provocation for the interdisciplinary arts in Africa.

PACE is a platform to showcase the highest quality productions from Africa to national and international presenters, producers, buyers, artists and the general public. There are eight aspects to PACE including presenting full shows for tour-ready work; showcasing excerpts of tour-ready work; showcasing excerpts of work in progress; pitching new work; producers shadowing and exchange program; workshops and critical debate/round table sessions; networking programs; and key PACE events.

The fully virtual event, due to the realities of COVID-19 involves participants from around the world, it kicks off at 13:00 SAST (12 noon) Lagos time with Zoom and Airmeet sessions, lounges and workshops each day.

Participants can register for free here

25 August
Panel: Connecting Africa – Platforms on the continent and beyond
13:00 – 14:45 SAST Zoom Session
How are different cultural platforms disrupting current notions about African arts and creativity? With Gregory Maqoma – South Africa, Gacirah Diagne – Senegal, Ouafa Belgacen – Tunisia, Sheba Hirst & Karishma Bhagani – Kenya, Olayinka Jacobs – Jamaica Creative Intervention and Abdoulaye Diallo – Senegal.
Pitching Session
15:00 – 16:30 SAST Zoom Session
with Facilitator ‘Funmi Adewole – Nigeria/UK, Pakana Kanaplila – Australia, Yard Sale -Nigeria, Abomhlaba(thi) – South Africa, Lest we Forget BE – Belgium, Orfeus – South Africa.
PACE Online Lounge
16:45 – 18:00 SAST – Airmeet Session
Celebratory Welcome by PACE Team and Funders and explanation of the lounge meeting space.
26 August
Panel: Creative Disruption and Disobedience on the African Continent
13:00 – 14:30 SAST Zoom Session
How are the arts and creativity used to disrupt the status quo? With Ismail Mahomed – South Africa, Hamish Neill – South Africa, Nada Sabet – Egypt, Zerihun Birehanu Sira – Ethiopia, Beatrice Lamwaka – Uganda
Creative Intervention: Sonya Rademeyer.
PACE Online Lounge
16:45 – 18:00 SAST Airmeet Session
Including PACE+ Producers Lab Meeting.
27 August
Panel: Disruption & Disobedience in International Touring-Getting your work out there
13:00 – 14:30 SAST Zoom Session
How to disrupt the status quo & increase African artists’ mobility, visibility & accessibility? With Monique Martin – USA, Kenneth Uphopho – Nigeria, Hope Azeda Rwanda – Tunde Adefioyi.
Pan-African Telematic Art and Curatorial Bootcamp
15:00 – 16:00 SAST Zoom Session
Hosted by Komborero Chapfika, Zimbabwe and Tegan Bristow – South Africa.
Workshop: Kirvan Fortuin Foundation
16:00 – 16:45 SAST Zoom Session
The Kirvan Fortuin Foundation will host a workshop on Modern Contemporary Dance and introduction to Ballroom/Vogue dance genres. In loving memory of their founder, Kirvan Fortuin.
Art Financing: from Fundraising to Sustainability
16:00 – 16:45 SAST Zoom Session
The objective of the session is to introduce participants to basic concepts of resource mobilisation and initiate them for a shift from fundraising to sustainability in thinking.
PACE Online Lounge
16:45 – 18:00 SAST Airmeet Session
Including PACE New Voices Meeting
Announcement: Coffee Klatch
PACE Online Lounge
If you would like a table and discuss any topic of your choice please send us an email with your name, organisation and topic. The coffee klatch will be hosted on Friday 28 August from 16:45 – 18:00
28 August
Panel: Disruption & Disobedience in Theater for Young Audiences (TYA)
13:00 – 14:30 SAST Zoom Session
How to empower children and young people to be change-makers in their worlds? With Yvette Hardie – South Africa, Baeletsi Tsatsi – South Africa, Grace Wangari – Kenya, Carole Karamera – Rwanda, Veronique Mensah – Namibia, Isra Ghazali – Egypt Creative Intervention: Sitawa.
Pitching Session
15:00 – 16:30 SAST Zoom Session
with Facilitator ‘Funmi Adewole – Nigeria/UK, Shadows – Nigeria, Please Forgive me – South Africa, Shhhh – Zimbabwe, Kamphoer – South Africa
PACE Online Lounge
16:45 – 18:00 SAST
Airmeet Session
Coffee Klatch.
August 29
Panel: Disruption & Disobedience- Post-Genre
13:00 – 14:30 SAST Zoom Session
What happens if you break away from genres, silos, dogmas? With Karima Kadaoui – Morocco, Arif Star Senegal and Julia Drouhin – Australia, Fatimata Ly – Senegal, Oscar Ekponimo – Nigeria, Bronwyn Lace – Botswana
Creative Intervention: Segun Adefila – Nigeria.
Speed Dating
15:00 – 16:30 SAST Airmeet Session
with Facilitator Erwin Maas – NL/USA, Water – Senegal, Light in the Dark – Nigeria, Portals Open – USA, On Mars – South Africa, Xhanti – South Africa, NBO-MTI – Kenya.
PACE Online Lounge
16:45 – 18:00 SAST Airmeet Session
Tour Ready Directors in the virtual foyer Vincent Mantsoe, Lulu Mlangeni, Ahlam El Morsli, Gift Chansa, Sinenhlanhla Mgeyi, Alexandre Garcia, Lindsey Abudei, Brett Bailey Ayanna Witter Johnson, Louise Coetzer, Jerry Mofokeng, Sylvaine Strike

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